June 15, 2022 at 8:50 am #131419
Very specifically, the number of people who know a trans person is directly related to the numbers of people who have come out. That’s what makes coming out so important. There is a Pew Research Center study from 2016 that found about 30% in the US knew a trans person. It isn’t that there are suddenly more trans people in the last 6 years. They have just become more recognizable as such.
That same study from 2016 found that 87% of the people in the US knew a gay man or lesbian. Owing to sheer numbers, we probably won’t get anywhere near that, but hopefully the numbers will continue to grow…